Influenza Outbreaks

A two-pronged approach to protecting SNF residents from influenza

A two-pronged approach to protecting SNF residents from influenza

Good news: More skilled nursing facility staff are getting their annual influenza vaccine than ever before. Last season, nearly 70% were vaccinated, up from 64% a year earlier. Bad news: SNF staff still have the lowest influenza vaccination coverage rates of healthcare professionals by work location.

T-System releases flu doc templates

T-System releases flu doc templates

T-System Inc. renewed its "winter gift" of T Sheets® flu documentation templates free of charge to all hospitals and healthcare providers. Providers can download the free documentation tool on T-System's website.

Flu outbreaks tied to weather forecasting in new model

Flu outbreaks tied to weather forecasting in new model

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A new system ties together weather forecasting with flu outbreak predictions, giving healthcare providers a better way to prepare.

Study: Black nursing home residents less likely to get flu shots

Black nursing home residents are less likely than their white counterparts to receive or be offered influenza vaccinations, a new study finds.